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Do you want to become a ULM pilot? Flying is a passion that requires you to respect the local legislation.

Find all the reference information on the website of the General Aerial Transport Directorate or GATD.


To obtain a training license:

Be at least 16 years old and send the following documents to the GATD:

  • A valid "certificate of good conduct" obtained less than one month ago and including the mention “for the benefit of the administration”

  • If you’re still a minor: written permission from your legal representative whose signature has been legalized

  • A copy of a medical certificate (class 4) delivered by a legal aeronautics doctor. This certificate states that the applicant is physically and mentally able to fly an aircraft. This certificate has a 5 year validity for pilots under than 40 years old and of 2 years for pilots over 40.

  • 2 recent passport photographs

  • A copy of each side of your ID card.

  • Proof of payment for the training license and the personal flight logbook. The amount of the payment is indexed on a yearly basis (exact amount to be asked by e-mail) and must be wired to the following account: BE51 6792 0060 2262

  • The “training license” has a 24 month validity, starting on the day of the medical examination. It can be renewed for the same duration.

These documents must be sent to:

Service public fédéral Mobilité et Transports

Service des licences
City Atrium
Rue du Progrès 56 (6ème étage)
1210 Bruxelles

With your training license you can:

  • Fly with dual controls with your instructor;

  • Fly local solo flights,once your instructor has approved you flying solo you can , under instructor monitoring;

  • Fly solo navigation flights after at least two navigation flights with, after instructor approval.

Obtaining your ULM License

You’ll have to pass the following exams to obtain your ULM license:

  • A theoretical exam about the rules and regulations      

  • Prove your theoretical knowledge (aerodynamics, weather knowledge and flying techniques) and practical skills to an examinator


You'll have to request an appointment at the GATD with this document.

The procedure for the exam is available here.


For the practical examination you’ll have to pass the following tests:

  • An overland flight between two points at least 35 km apart

  • 10 take-offs and landings

  • 3 landings within 20m of a target

  • One landing within 30m of a target, with the engine running in idle

  • Stall

An appointment for the practical exam must be made to the GATD using this document.


Before you can take a passenger with you, you must:

  • Have flown by yourself for at least 30 hours (10 if you already have a private airplane flying license)

  • Have your instructor confirm (by mention in your flight log book) that you’ve shown the necessary flying skills to transport passengers.

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